TVNZ's Close Up reporter Gill Higgins has the story of Judy Green and her struggle to support her partner who recently suffered a stroke. Judy works full time, while it is unlikely her partner will be able to ever return to his former job as a truck driver. Then there is the issue of financial support which WINZ says Judy's partner is not entitled to receive because of her income. Click here to view Gill's story.
Alexander is 29, and autistic. Whenever he goes out in public with his mum he's accompanied by a body guard for his own protection and the protection of those around him. Click here to view the item which screened on TV3's Campbell Live programme. 24 August 2011.
The Caring Moments photographic exhibition opened in Wellington on Wednesday 6th July. Reporter Laura Frykberg was at the opening and spoke with Carers NZ CEO Laurie Hilsgen. Click here to watch the interview, or click here to read the newspaper article. 06 Jul 2011
Strains, sprains, and back injuries are the more common injuries that family carers sustain; and some carers are even assaulted while caring for their loved one. Click on the heading to read this article, by NZ Herald reporter Corrie Taylor. 06 Jul 2011
Sandra Jones donned a fluorescent orange suit and large placard as she protested for the rights of family carers in Dunedin's Octagon on Tuesday. Sandra said she had loads of positive feedback, and plenty of people tooting as they drove by. The Otago Daily Times was there to cover her protest, click on the heading to read the full article. 02 Jun 2011
Read coverage of the We Care! campaign by NZ Herald investigative reporter Chris Barton!
NZ Herald. June 2011
Herald on Sunday. June 20, 2010